A textbook tactic of statist radicals in America is the systematic character assassination of their enemies as racists. Loathe to engage their intellectual opponents in a real discussion of the issues, lest the radicals should be perceived for what they are and lose the fight to bring America under their heel, they prefer instead to slander their opponents, to intimidate and shout them down, and to destroy their credibility with whatever lies or twisted propaganda they can muster in a never-ending witch-hunt.
But when actual, genuine racism rears its ugly head within their own ranks (and make no mistake- it very often does), the radical socialists do everything they can to deflect, to distract, to evade, and- laughably- to denounce as racist anybody who points out and criticizes the racism of the radicals. There can be no better example than The Daily Caller‘s enlightening exposé of a deliberate media conspiracy by Journolist members to ignore the racist rantings of Jeremiah Wright, the pastor at a church Barack Obama attended for two decades:
According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, ‘Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.’
Old Saul Alinsky would have been proud. Instead of outrage at Wright’s actual racism, a group of ostensibly liberal, tolerant, and mainstream journalists were more concerned about making sure their power grab was successful, making sure their guy got elected. For Alinskyite radicals you see, racism is not the issue. They don’t actually care about or mind racism, especially not when it comes from or threatens to undo one of their own. Racism isn’t something to stamp out and move past for them; it’s a weapon to bludgeon anybody who stands in their way on the march to power. The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the “revolution.”
That’s why the NAACP actually gave an award to Shirley Sherrod, a USDA official in charge of doling out over one billion dollars in Federal aid to farmers in Georgia, who bragged on camera about only half-heartedly helping a struggling white farmer, referring him instead to “one of his own” (a white lawyer) for help, and using racial preferences in her criteria for doling out the taxpayers’ money. (Thank goodness the USDA has forced her resignation).
How could such a thing have happened? Because the NAACP is not interested in putting racism to an end. Instead, it is a weapon of the radical left for smearing and slandering any opponents of the status quo as racist. That’s how and why the NAACP can so egregiously reward the racist handiwork of one of its own members, while so absurdly castigating as racist, the Tea Party movement- a mixed bag of Americans that agree about the perils of Washington’s fiscal and monetary policy, which has absolutely nothing to do with race.
Need more proof that the race-baiters and witch-hunters don’t really mind racism after all, and simply love to use it as a weapon against their political enemies? Take a look at the video of the Brown Beret group that crashed a recent demonstration in California with a bullhorn, shouting: “You’re too white. Go back to Europe.” Or recall the New Black Panther member who the Obama administration let off the hook for voter intimidation, who recently shouted in a public demonstration that he hates white people and believes the solution is to kill “crackers” and their babies.
You can expect not to hear much about either of these two stories from the Old Media and its Journolist acolytes. Neither will you hear much about the Journolist conspiracy to sweep the racism of Obama’s pastor under the rug and craft a character assassination of someone on “the right” as a distraction, nor the systematic racism of a government bureaucrat and NAACP award recipient in spending taxpayer money to aid struggling farms. You certainly won’t hear as much about any of these stories from the Establishment Media as you have heard about the NAACP’s asinine denunciation of the Tea Parties as racist.
The Alinskyites have done a swell job of infiltrating and radicalizing the media as a weapon and propaganda tool to subvert the truth, obstruct an open debate, and destroy anyone who dares to show them for what they are; and the false allegation of racism is just one of their many weapons of subversion. But while the Old Media sweeps these examples of genuine racism under the rug, you will hear the truth from bloggers and independent journalists all over the World Wide Web. Thank Gore God for the Internet! And many lauds to Tucker Carlson and Andrew Breitbart!
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Young Americans for Liberty.
Wesley Messamore is an intern at Young Americans for Liberty and the editor in chief at HumbleLibertarian.com.